TREE FORM is a piece I painted on repurposed canvas – reflective foam board – that I found left over from a photo shoot one afternoon near my studio. Smooth on the reflective side, solid, and lightweight. Two came back to my studio with me. This piece is painted on one of them. TREE FORM […]
This piece is all about life. The green sprout rising, youth, words: “Earth Springs. We Witness. We Spring in Kind.” And more. Attached to it’s chain is an apple, which is where it is signed and dated. Most definitely a life affirming piece. Earth Springs 2002 Acrylics and mixed medium on window sash, chain with dangling […]
I had a bead store around the corner from my apartment. Who has that? It was on Christopher and as a break from writing I would walk over and get inspired. It was a long writing project and I made many of these bead and wire curiosities. Sprites, they are.
This is painted on a kitchen refrigerator magnet I received with a 2021 calendar and faces of the business owners who sent it printed on it. The calendar print was tiny so I made different use of it. In the picture of the magnet on a refrigerator there’s another magnet below it, also a fixer […]
Ginger, one of two dogs on my floor, Bob’s dog, passed away recently from cancer. Sweet disposition and wonderful companion to Bob. Bob’s a walker and I know Ginger did not lack for circulation. I miss her. Did this for Bob. I’ve been doing names on laminate this year. It’s a sturdy surface and here, […]
Alp is the second offspring of Victoria and Engin. His older brother, Mehmet, got his own named piece as a gift for turning one year old. It’s my way of celebrating their entrance on earth. Smart and loving parents and now a second young son. Inspiring was their holiday card and the four of them […]
Welcome 2021. Welcome, welcome, welcome. In a burst of gratitude to 2021 being right around the bend I did these. I needed to put something down on a surface. And after painting 2021 once I couldn’t resist doing it more so I added three boards to the batch. Four in all. Hope loves company.
Richard, my apartment building neighbor upstairs, used to give me fruitcakes at holiday time. Even in his 80’s he’d walk up to Macy’s Herald Square and bring them back. He was quite the fellow. In 2009 I used the plastic fruitcake container as canvas for his December 17th birthday gift. As for the fruitcake, it […]
I call them 1″ Wonders. I discovered them on a summer driving trip with my friend Gino. While walking on the Kentucky farm of friends Lucy and John I spotted them. At the other end of one of the barns there they were. I had never seen one before let alone thousands. While I didn’t know […]
OVAL was painted after a trip to Denmark and includes a stamp of their Queen. The assistant at the West Village gallery where Oval was shown said this piece spoke to her as being highly female. My X was showing and she felt it. Unfortunately she left my Y to dangle. All my work is […]
I love the miniature nature of the vessel. I was curious what could be done so small. I painted five. These are them, below. My mother had collected buckles in an old tin box and asked me if I could make use of any. When I finally looked through the container I saw a few […]
This was horizontally mounted using two L-hooks. These 1″ wonders can go where you might never have considered art could go. Slender and award winning these hand painted Kentucky/NYC tobacco sticks are uniquely versatile. Firstly, they’re solid wood. Averaging 52″ long by 1″ square I’ve repurposed these artifacts of tobacco farming into welcoming accents. Lean them […]
Fireworks, once it was hung, exhibited aspects of it’s natural properties…reflectiveness. Four images here demonstrate the effect of direct sun on it’s mirrored surface. Fireworks 2005 Acrylic and mixed medium on mirrored polymer disc 36″ diameter, round The disc itself has a legacy. Prior to it being painted by me it lined the face […]
For a time after 9/ll a symbolic shift I took was to paint suns red, skies red. Whether what’s painted in this piece is a sun or simply a red radiance of life, it is held aloft by five noble grass blades. Nature supporting life.
I’ve called this piece many things – Woman Form, Universal Woman, and as it’s currently called here, Woman. In a way it’s a visual locking in of innumerable aspects.